Ethical treatment for all animals

Louise Joubert dedicated her life to rescuing injured animals – and reintroducing them back into the wild.

Less ethical facilities work as petting zoos, where the wild animals can never actually be released. Our Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre works to heal and return them to their natural habitat.

Since the year 2000, the animal care and rehabilitation facility established by Louise Joubert has been funded by the non-profit SanWild Wildlife Trust. At this centre, our aim is to provide true rehabilitation, and wherever possible, to release rescued animals back into the wild where they belong.

That’s why the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre at SanWild Sanctuary is not open to the public! Our staff, students, and volunteers work under strict guidelines to minimise human interaction and prevent human imprinting from developing with the animals in our care. 

We also partner with other rehabilitation centres in South Africa, offering our 3,000-hectare sanctuary as a safe and secure release site for animals rescued in other locations.